Complaining comes naturally to any human being, it is our way of living life. Gratitude doesn’t come to us naturally unless a sudden twist in life makes us realise the importance of that person or thing . Human beings are generally a species of whiners.
I enjoy complaining about work pressure, hectic lifestyle, mommy guilt, lack of sleep, desire for a relaxed vacation and much more. Despite all this I am a positive person who listens to the sound of her conscious whenever teetering on a brink. I am not perfect, I keep committing blunders and then regain energies through my optimism. That’s how I keep moving forward.
One day I was fretting to my friend on instant messaging about a difficult client. The message was detailed and quite explicit with names et al. As it is said that Law of Attraction works with negative as well as positive forces, so accidentally I sent the message to the same client when it was actually intended to be sent to my friend. The starting letters of both names were same which led to the gaffe. Later on the embarrassment I faced is beyond description. A light hearted chat between friends landed me in a soup with a wrong click on touch phone. Daggers drawn instantly, I immersed neck deep in the feeling of humiliation. I was scared that my image of being Miss Responsible will be tarnished and distorted to that of Mrs. Whoops. How will my peers and other clients react to this whopper, will it affect my equity and goodwill created over a period of years and how will I face all this? Was it actually my fault , all of us grumble about our bosses, clients, friends, neighbours and even our children. Nagging is our birth right and we spare none, so why should I be guilty of this folly. It was just a human error, no one is saintly, everyone indulges in such conversations every now and then.
But actually I was wrong. I realized that talking about negative people and negative things attracts
more negativity to our life. Thinking too much about something attracts more of it to our life. These are energy sappers in our life which suck away all the energies into the negativity black hole. The aftermath of the messaging blooper gave me sleepless nights, truckloads of stress and completely exasperated my soul. How I wished that I could reverse the misgiving but unfortunately messages, like spoken words, once sent can’t be deleted from the folder of receiver.
This realization made me promise one thing to myself- I will start my day with a feeling of gratitude for whatever I have. A day with a positive beginning attracts more positivity and good things throughout the day. The nature reflects back whatever you give to it. Now I am conscious of my feelings, as soon as a negative thought reflects on me I immediately shrug it away. Looking at problems as opportunities to learn helps you in smooth sailing out of even a disastrous storm.
Continuing with the client episode, as soon as I realized that a blunder was committed I admitted about it to my boss. I prayed, left the baggage of remorse, decided to move on and took the whole episode in my own stride. Surprisingly the boss reacted in a milder way than expected, what surprised me that even the client turned positive after a few days and had many good things to say about my work.
Lesson learnt – Whatever difficulties one faces in life, always be positive about it. Results vary and things change overnight, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. Never let your positivity and hope crumble under the debris of past misgivings. Look ahead and keep moving forward. There is a reason behind each event, they are God’s way of teaching you your lessons of life.
Be positive, do positive and nature will surely reflect back!